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Stem cells in bone marrow

Monday, January 15, 2007

Study might help with cancer
UK researcher's work relates to stem cells

By Laura Ungar
lungar@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

A University of Kentucky researcher has found and mapped a gene that helps determine the number of adult stem cells in bone marrow — a discovery that promises to help cancer patients in the future.

The research, which has been done only in mice, was published in an ...
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Genetically modified hens

I think I've heard everything now..

Altered Hens Lay Eggs With Immune-Boosting Proteins (Update1)

By Demian McLean

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Genetically modified hens can make eggs containing a protein that's key to human immune systems, raising the possibility of lower-cost drugs to treat multiple sclerosis and cancer, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

While biologists have used egg whites for at least three decades to create vaccines, ...
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BBIC

There was menion of BBIC, I think on this site, about a month ago. Here is a relevant article:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medical ... &nfid=crss

My query is whether there is some soy-based product we can take in the short-term that might provide the necessary BBIC? Anyone know?

Phil.
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joint pain and MS

i recently developed joint pain (ankles, wrists, fingers, toes). it is affecting my mobility and functioning. my doctor said that joint pain goes along with MS, but i have never read anything about it being a common symptom of MS. i'm curious if anyone else has experienced this? i was told it is nerve pain caused by the ms. i'm taking anti-inflamatories which are not helping at all, and recently began taking meds for nerve ...
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Scepticemia

Hi all,i had another UTI over the new year holiday period,thats's three in six months.Trouble is i left it too long,well for two days and the infection got into my blood causing Septicemia.I spent a week in hospital,"very poorly"so the doc said.I didn't realise the mortality rate in Septicemia is one in five.My MS Nurse is blaming the Tolterodine for urine retention causing the infections so i'm keeping some anti-biotics close at hand from now ...
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I eliminated my post

I eliminated my post
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Botox for the bladder anyone had it done?

Gary is thinking about having the botox injections to the spchinter of the bladder. Currently he is self cathing to go all the time, but has feeling of how much, when he has to go, etc. He just can't GO. We have tried ALL of the bladder drugs with no response. I have read many good abstracts on this treatment and the option has been brought up by his neuro and uro. I would love ...
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Two stories from Scotland

Two stories from Scotland:

(i) Positive story regarding stem cells.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edi ... 250997.stm


(ii) A sad story, which shows how cruel this disease can be.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/nor ... 251287.stm


Ian
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MS linked to Mono

http://www.reutershealth.com/en/index.html

Last Updated: 2007-01-09 15:20:40 -0400 (Reuters Health)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals who have had infectious mononucleosis have an increased risk of developing
multiple sclerosis (MS), even 30 years after infection, according to findings published in the Archives of Neurology.

While "mono" has been linked with MS before, "little is known about the characteristics of this association,"
write Dr. Trine Rasmussen Nielsen, of Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, ...
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Immune system and the small intestine

Interesting. I had to find something to lift my spirits after reading all of Dignan's depressing house cleaning over on the pipeline :lol:

Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?

Answering one of the oldest questions in human physiology, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered why the body's immune system - perpetually on guard against foreign microbes like bacteria – doesn't attack tissues in ...
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